1. Brining meat for juicy BBQ

    brining meat vacuvita

    Brining is the process of soaking meat in a solution of salt, sugar and water. In doing so the meat absorbs extra liquid and flavour, resulting in a juicier, more flavourful end product and is particularly handy for leaner cuts of meat. Ok, but which meats can I brine? Only any meat you can possibly think of. Beef! Pork! Venison! Bison, what are more meats?! Poultry benefits greatly from the brining process. Large roasts, racks of ribs, anything you may be…

  2. Vacuvita Chef: Mini quiche to please the guests

    mini quiche recipe vacuvita

    Refrigerate a bottle of white or rosé wine, call your friends and invite them to your place. Meanwhile put your kitchen apron on and cook some tasty bites to suit with a relaxing atmosphere. By tasty I mean some mini quiche that I consider the best choice for a Friday in or any occasion you plan on a gathering with your friends. Preparation Rub between the fingers and then between the hands 125 grams of butter with 200 grams of…

  3. Let’s make ice cream!

    homemade strawberry ice cream vacuvita

    Young and old alike, most people turn to ice cream when the weather is hot. It is available in every supermarket and it comes in every flavour and combination conceivable. But did you know how incredibly easy it is to make; and that with a little bit of time and very few ingredients you can make ice cream with your kids at home? What You’ll Need * 1 serving  – You should provide the following for each participant. Ice cubes 1…

  4. Creme Brûlée en sous vide a la Vacuvita

    creme brulee sous vide vacuvita

    Creme Brûlée is an English dessert (with a french name) which translated means ‘Burnt Cream’. It’s a custard based vanilla flavoured treat with a candied layer of burnt caramel on top. We at Vacuvita have found a nice little recipe of a delectable dessert using your sous vide machine and some mason jars. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 small mason jars 160g egg yolk (if you follow our blog you may have some in your freezer) 90g fine granulated sugar,…

  5. How to store caviar

    black caviar storage vacuvita

    Caviar is one of the most luxurious foods in the world. It is acquired from fish with the best one coming from sturgeon. The eggs are harvested from mature fish, no less than 10 years old, intercepted, on their way up river to spawn. The most expensive caviar ever harvested what was said to have been from a 100 year old fish and that her eggs sold for no less than $1000 an ounce. This is food to be savoured!…

  6. Non food sealing for long term protection

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    In the past, to protect documents and identification people would laminate them. Unfortunately, due to increased security features on such documents and general pickiness, this is a no-no. In fact, it’s destruction of government property and comes with a fine. ‘But it’s my drivers license!’ No, it isn’t; that’s why it can be revoked. Marriage licenses. Divorce settlements. Property Deeds. Wills. Birth certificates. Warranties. Your first love letter. Photos; even money, should you actually have an excessive amount of it…

  7. Vacuvita Chef: Easy Pavlova for summer days

    pavlova recipe vacuvita

    Question: What do you do with the egg whites that remain after you make mayonnaise? Answer: FREEZE THEM! Yeah, they can be frozen as already discussed in a previous blog. And when you get many, it is time for a delicious cake. Bake a Pavlova! Preparation: Bring 10 egg whites to room temperature and beat until stiff. Gradually add in 200g of powder sugar and 15ml of lemon juice and mix until the meringue becomes glossy. To form the meringue,…

  8. Homemade Argentinian chimichurri sauce

    With barbecue season upon us it’s time we had a serious talk about barbecuing and barbecue culture. On the most part people mean well, they have the right idea. Cook meat over fire, eat meat. This assuming you’re even into meat. Thats none of our business here at Vacuvita. We are here to speed up your prep work and help you clean up and store your leftovers. When barbecuing you need to stay with your food. One can not simply walk…

  9. Five tips to reduce food waste

    reduce food waste vacuvita

    In addition to using our revolutionary and stylish vacuum system, we at Vacuvita would also like to share with you a little common sense to optimally use and keep your food, as well as save you a little money. Let’s talk about your groceries, the fridge and yesterday’s leftovers! Be Mindful. Plan your meals. Make a list and stick to it! Eat the food. Keep track of what you have in stock and use it! Don’t let things go to waste…

  10. Delictable sous vide salmon à la Vacuvita

    sous vide salmon vacuvita

    The sous vide method of cooking is a technique dating back to the late 1700’s which translates literally to ‘cooking under pressure’. With that in mind sous vide cooking and Vacuvita are the perfect marriage in consumerism and culinary prowess. What we like about this method of cooking is that it preserves all of the vitamins and nutrients in your food. Furthermore it preserves all of the flavour. So when you cook your fish you’re not losing anything. Many people choose…